Clinicians should use caution when prescribing this medication in patients with heart disease because of risk of severe adverse effects and even death. Test your skills in this FDA quiz.
Epilepsy and Seizure
In patients with epilepsy who live in western societies, suicide rates are increasing. Does culture play a role? Here's a study of Asian populations.
Although rare, new onset refractory status epilepticus can be life threatening if not identified quickly.
Starting eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) at 400 mg daily may result in fewer adverse effects than starting at 800 mg for most patients with partial onset seizures.
Differential diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like syndrome.
A summary of cutting-edge technology, including the world’s smallest fully implantable spinal cord neurostimulator for the treatment of chronic pain.
The highest level of comprehensive care targets youths with epilepsy who have known comorbid psychiatric, developmental, and cognitive disorders and/or a history of nonadherence to seizure medication.
Which antiepileptic drugs work best as monotherapy? A new Cochrane meta-analysis scrutinizes the evidence.
Here's reason to start eslicarbazepine acetate at 400 mg daily.
A new study finds that children with epilepsy who are treated with antiepileptic drugs sustain more bone fractures than kids who don't take these drugs. Details here.